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Matt Stiles

Matt Stiles covers Los Angeles County for The Times. He previously reported on North and South Korea from Seoul for the newspaper’s foreign desk, explaining the political and military tensions between the two nations — and recent efforts at diplomacy and peace. Before joining The Times, he worked for the Wall Street Journal, NPR and the Texas Tribune, among other news organizations. Stiles specializes in using data analysis and visualization to explain complex stories.
The [expletives] are flying at Board of Supervisors meetings. We counted them

The use of foul language at government meetings isn't new. But a Times analysis found that over the past few months, public speakers hurling slurs and curse words has been on the rise at L.A. County Board of Supervisors meetings — and there is no remedy in sight.

Who monitors sheriffs? Proposed law would place that power firmly with counties

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would clarify how county Boards of Supervisors can oversee sheriffs, including controversial departments in Los Angeles and Sacramento.

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